Prestige Planner: Best Things to Do This Week (December 16 – 22)

There was much to be discussed this Monday at work, as we made our return from what was probably one of Bangkok’s most packed weekend yet. With the Royal Barge Procession for His Majesty the King that took place on Thursday, the rest of the week passed by in a rather intense blur, as people either flocked to the fields in Pattaya for Wonderfruit, or to Sansiri’s annual Winter Market Fest.

Whether you were a free-spirited wanderer this weekend, spent your weekend enjoying the food and vibes Sansiri had to offer, or simply stayed home, one thing is for sure — this week is going to be no less packed than the last. From a concert in the park, to pre-Christmas celebrations, scroll to see your plans for the week!

WINE & DINE — Tropic City is welcoming — for the very first time in Thailand, too! — Natalie Migliarini and James Stevenson of Beautiful Booze for a special guest shift this week. Reputed as one of the world’s best websites centered around cocktails and alcohol, Beautiful Booze has been offering resources for cocktail enthusiasts worldwide since 2013, and now the duo behind the brand are here to share their skills firsthand. Be sure to drop by and join the two, as they get behind the bar to shake and mix a few of their signature concoctions, for just one night only!

8pm-midnight, December 17, 2019. Tropic City. To reserve your seats or find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.

NEWS & EVENTS — In lieu of Human Rights Day on December 12, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok launched the Swedish Institute’s photo exhibition Gender Equal World — A Tribute to Those Fighting for Women’s Rights. A reminder of the importance of human rights, democracy, and justice, the exhibition portrays 15 women’s rights defenders from different parts of the world, including Thai human rights lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri. 

10am-10pm, until December 20, 2019. FCCT. To find out more, visit fccthai.com.

ART & CULTURE — So the weather might not be as breezy as it was last week, but save to say the cool temperatures have stayed. To make the most of the very last remnants of less-heaty Bangkok, why not make plans to have a picnic in the park? To make things even more enjoyable,the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra will be hosting several of their annual Concert in the Park performances, featuring renowned guest artists, through to February 2020. Come enjoy the great outdoors and some even better music this week with RBSO.

5:30pm onwards, December 22, 2019. Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park. To find out more, visit RBSO’s official Facebook Page

NEWS & EVENTS — Ringing in the Christmas spirit, Siri House is hosting a pre-Christmas celebration, with a special pop live session featuring Chucheewa, Fluffypak, and Parim. If you’re looking for an enjoyable, laid-back way to welcome the festivities, why not drop by Siri House to enjoy the performance by these rising talents. 

THB300 per ticket (includes one drink). 2-4:45pm, December 22, 2019. Siri House. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

STYLE — Celebrating the festive season, Paul Smith has launched a special Gifting Pop-Up store in Siam Discovery, offering an array of fun, vibrant gifts perfect for this time of give and share. Highlight items available in the pop-up include accessories with the brand’s signature stripes, from classic wallets, to cuff-links, belts, neckties, and keychains. The signature swirl also makes an appearance, on leather bags, backpacks, and scarves. Lifestyle items created by Paul Smith in collaboration with other renowned names are also available, including a lampshade made with Anglepoise, as well as a Land Rover Defeder. You can even get limited edition DINO products, including a limited BTS Rabbit Card.

Available until January 6, 2020. G Floor, Siam Discovery. To find out more, call 0 2610 9770 1.

WINE & DINE — For those who were saddened by Central World’s cancellation of its annual beer garden, fret not — Centara Grand has entered with, for the very first time, an outdoor open-air beer fest of its own. Taking place at the lush and green Lotus Garden on the hotel’s 26th floor, expect a wide variety of world-famous international beers, accompanied by live music. Of course, do save some room for mouth-watering Thai beer snacks, and even Bavarian Oktoberfest classics, such as sausages and more.

5pm-midnight, until January 26, 2020. Centara Grand at CentralWorld. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page